Total loan: $4,575

Tixela Group 2

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Cotzal, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Clothing

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A loan helped to expand her cafeteria.

Tixela Group 2's story

Martina At the age of 9 years she began working with her father, she harvested coffee, it was a very hard work. She helped her father until she was 16 years old. At that age she married, she has been married for 24 years. She says that with her husband they continue working to make a good marriage. She has one son with disability, it was diagnosed since he was born. Now he is twenty years old, Martina says he is clever, he can use a computer, watches TV, but he do not like to interact with others. He does not walk, uses a wheel chair and can use only half of his body. With her husband, and her other son they have the compromise of attending him. Martina began her Tissue business when she was 23, she has been weaving since then; because of their financial needs she began a Cafeteria offering snacks, Martina will use her loan to expand her Cafeteria business, her expectations is that this activity will help her covering the expenses of her “special child”. Martina is the leader of the group Tixela 2, the group is integrated by 8 women, their age are is between 20 and 40 years, and on average they have 4 children. Their principal activity is Textile. Their average loan amount is Q 4,350.